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FG Hands Airlines Jan 1 Deadline To Automate Remittances

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[caption id="attachment_14435" align="alignnone" width="699"]Sam Adurogboye, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority Spokesman[/caption]

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA on Tuesday gave a directive to all airlines operating in Nigeria to automate their five per cent ticket sales Charge/Cargo Sales Charge (TSC/CSC) remittances on or before January 2017.

NCAA made this known in a statement signed by the agency’s general manager, public relations, Sam Adurogboye.

According to NCAA, this directive when introduced will ensure transparency and put an end to Airlines indebtedness to aviation agencies arising from the five per cent TSC/CSC.

It will also assure accurate billing and prompt payments of charges due from the airlines to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) in line with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (NCARs) 2015, Vol.2, Part 18.12.5.

The statement reads, “all domestic and international airlines operating in Nigeria shall forward to the Authority through an electronic platform provided by the Authority, all relevant documents such as flown coupons, passenger or cargo manifest, air way bills, load sheets, clients’ service invoices and other documents necessary for accurate billing within forty – eight (48) hours after each flight.

“It is pertinent to point out that this directive has the full backing of the Federal Government for full implementation and strict compliance. It is now being handed down after due consultations with the Airlines and other stakeholders on the desirability of the operators to join the automation platform for the collection of five per cent TSC/CSC on the airlines operations.

‘‘It follows therefore that the Airlines are by this directive requested to join the platform on or before 1st of January 2017 or face appropriate sanctions in event of failure.’’